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System Administration Guide: Advanced Administration
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1.  Managing Terminals and Modems (Overview)

2.  Setting Up Terminals and Modems (Tasks)

3.  Managing Serial Ports With the Service Access Facility (Tasks)

4.  Managing System Resources (Overview)

5.  Displaying and Changing System Information (Tasks)

Displaying System Information (Task Map)

Displaying System Information

How to Determine Whether a System Has 32-Bit or 64-Bit Capabilities Enabled

How to Display Oracle Solaris Release Information

How to Display General System Information

How to Display a System's Host ID Number

How to Display a System's Product Name

How to Display a System's Installed Memory

How to Display the Date and Time

How to Display a System's Physical Processor Type

How to Display a System's Logical Processor Type

How to Display Locales Installed on a System

How to Determine If a Locale is Installed on a System

Changing System Information (Task Map)

Changing System Information

How to Set a System's Date and Time Manually

How to Set Up a Message-Of-The-Day

How to Change a System's Host Name

How to Add a Locale to a System

How to Remove a Locale From a System

6.  Managing Disk Use (Tasks)

7.  Managing UFS Quotas (Tasks)

8.  Scheduling System Tasks (Tasks)

9.  Managing System Accounting (Tasks)

10.  System Accounting (Reference)

11.  Managing System Performance (Overview)

12.  Managing System Processes (Tasks)

13.  Monitoring System Performance (Tasks)

14.  Troubleshooting Software Problems (Overview)

15.  Managing System Messages

16.  Managing Core Files (Tasks)

17.  Managing System Crash Information (Tasks)

18.  Troubleshooting Miscellaneous Software Problems (Tasks)

19.  Troubleshooting File Access Problems (Tasks)

20.  Resolving UFS File System Inconsistencies (Tasks)

21.  Troubleshooting Software Package Problems (Tasks)


Changing System Information (Task Map)

For Instructions
Manually set a system's date and time.
Manually set your system's date and time by using the date mmddHHMM[[cc]yy] command-line syntax.
Set up a message-of-the-day.
Set up a message-of-the-day on your system by editing the /etc/motd file.
Change a system's host name.
Change your system's host name by editing the following files:
  • /etc/nodename

  • /etc/hostname.*host-name

  • /etc/inet/hosts

Note - If you are running the Solaris 3/05, 1/06, 6/06, or 11/06 releases, you also need to update the /etc/inet/ipnodes file. Starting with Solaris 10 8/07 release, there are no longer two separate hosts files in the OS. The /etc/inet/hosts file is the single hosts file that contains both IPv4 and IPv6 entries.

Add a locale to a system.
Use the localeadm command to add a locale to your system.
Remove a locale from a system.
Use the -r option of the localeadm command and the locale to remove of locale from your system.